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at california. democrats don't just have a majority in the legislature now. they are going to have a super majority. meaning that republicans essentially don't have enough minority power to stop anything the democrats want to do. the same story in indiana, but for the republicans. indiana republicans will have a super majority in the house and in the senate and they hold the governor's mansion. dit to in oklahoma. they turned it into a bigger super majority. this is what happened in 2012. not just the disappearance of divided rule in the states. but the rise of super majority one party rule. that's a position of immense power for whichever party it is in control. they get to do what they want. if you think about it, you better trust those people because there's no bull work against them in these states. one state on the precipice of getting that super majority status is the great state of ohio. heading into this year's elections, republicans in ohio controlled the governor's mansion, house, and senate. in the senate, republicans currently have the super majority status. it's the democrats
and whether they leave this question to states like california. and that could be a really painful decision if it goes the wrong way. >> professor, great to have you with us. thanks so much. that's "the ed show." "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. ezra cline filling in for "the rachel maddow show" tonight. >> good evening. a dreary december day turned out to be full of news today including big news out of the supreme court. and one of the coolest pictures ever having a big revooufl. but we begin with important news out of washington. for all the squabbling politicians and the whining pundits, we can announce to you tonight, right here, right now, there's a budget deal that's becoming clear. our long national nightmare might almost, and i repeat, it's washington, almost be over. this is kind of like one of those kids games where you have to look at a picture that looks like nonsense until your eyes filter out the garbage and you can finally see the sailboat. that's what's going on in washington. you have to filter out the garbage. take yesterday for example. i don't tune into c-span
. they would hear the prop 8 case out of california. prop 8 is the california ballot proposition which amended the california constitution to define marriage between a man and a woman. the court will some time this year, probably in june, decide whether that amendment is unconstitutional. but the court also said it would hear a challenge to the defense of marriage act, a 1996 law passed under president clinton that defined marriage between a man and a woman for the purposes of federal law. the question is why now? why did the supreme court choose this moment? nine states and washington, d.c. all recognize same-sex marriage now. that doesn't seem like very many but it's happening quickly. three of those states people voted to legal marriage in november. maryland, maine, washington. first time ever done so. there's a big public opinion trend here. since '04, "the washington post" abc news polls have been asking people should it be legal or illegal for gay and lesbian couples to get married? in 2004, 59% of people said they thought it should be against the law. in 2012 it was almost the opposite.
marijuana inç a state like california? >> possibly. the green rush started in 2009 after the ogden memo said if you're in clear compliance with state medical marijuana laws, we're not going to bust you. >> this is from the number two at the department of justice at the time? >> precisely. everyone was confused because of all the busts in california. california as a state does not have clear and unambiguous laws regarding medical marijuana. in colorado where there are clear laws, you don't see the raids in the same way. >> that's interesting. it's possible we'll see forebearance on the part of the federal government? >> potentially. >> uf been doing phenomenal reporting on this issue. thanks for your time. a crash course is how now level at a time a meal for four people. that's up next. ♪ oh oh, oh, oh ♪ you're wonderful ♪ you have a heart of gold [ male announcer ] vera wang love. the new diamond bridal collection from vera wang. exclusively at zales. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value b
now is senator barbara boxer of california. senator boxer, thank you very much for being here. it's nice to have you here. >> thanks. >> president obama said this will not be just another washington commission whose ideas get pushed aside after months of study. what do you think is possible to achieve? >> first of all, i want to say that joe biden is a no-nonsense person who i had the privilege of working with the author of the violence against women act. he is as you said shepherded it through, senator feinstein's bill that banned the assault weapons. he created the cops program which we together worked to make sure that there were some grants to make schools safer through that cops program. so he is giving the job to a can-do person who is well loved in the senate and in the house. and i think this signals that this issue, as you say is going to be front and center. >> senator feinstein has been very overt about the idea that this is more doable than people think it is. obviously, there had been an attempt on an assault weapons ban, shepherded by then senator biden before senato
that killed eight. that led a california senator to propose a ban on 19 types of semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns. that's now in the senate crime bill. it targets weapons that have detachable clips for bullets, folding or telescoping stops and such features as bayonet mounts. >> the bill sponsor was successful. the bill became law. the bill's sponsor was senator diane feinstein of california. >> we, as a country, decided to let it expire. remember how i said the vote on the ban on plastic guns back in the 80s was a very lopsided vote. it was 413 votes in favor and only four votes against? dick cheney was one of the four designed to slip by airport x-ray machines when he was in the congress. he also voted against the reagan ban on bullets designed to pierce body armor. and when the assault ban came up in 2004, bush and cheney made sure it expired. this year, she said she's going to bring the assault weapons ban back. >> the same bill will be introduced in the house, a bill to ban assault weapons. it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retro activel
, reporting that mitt romney is mostly living in la jolla now in southern california and suffering from, quote, sustained boredom. speaking of bored, mr. romney has been put back on the board of the marriott corporation. he's subletting a private equity office from one of his sons apparently. but while republicans try to figure out what went wrong with their hoax of getting in the white house, what about the guy that came in more or less second to mitt romney this year? he's taking a job as a columnist for world net daily. you might remember world net daily as the birther website. that has not worked out all that well for them lately so they have branched out. it's your one-stop shop for a whole host of new conspiracy theories about president obama. they have been pushing the theory that not only is president obama secretly foreign but he's secretly gay and he used to be secretly he married in college, probably secretly gay married and maybe secretly murdered his secretly gay boyfriend. world net daily also has a superstore for all of your con conspiracy-related shopping needs. you can buy a d
, not in california, inside a portland area mall. the gunman was also killed. and as we just heard from the sheriff's department, a third person with what is being described as a traumatic injury. we'll bring you more updates on msnbc as events develop. >>> and now for today's other news. you know this picture, don't you? this is martin luther king jr. standing on the steps of the lincoln memorial in our nation's capitol, august 28th, 1963. his most famous speech, the one we call "i have a dream." you probably, however, don't know this guy standing beside dr. king that day. that's walter reuther, in some ways the inventor of the modern lane american labor movement. here he is again marching that day. he became a union organizer in michigan in the sometimes difficult and sometimes violent strikes of 1936 and '37. at the time workers in the big auto plants were coming home sick and injured and exhausted. and no matter how long or how hard they worked, they were coming home broke too. the auto companies didn't want unions, but the workers struck and they struck hard, and the workers eventually won. on
and killed three people later that same month. at that christian university in oakland, california, back in april, there were seven people killed. a targeted shooting spree in tulsa, oklahoma was racially motivated. five black men shot. three of them died. five people killed at the seattle cafe in may. there was the aurora massacre in july. 12 people killed, 58 additional people shot who were not killed. the sikh temple pass killing in oak creek, wisconsin, in august. that was the white supremacist guy. six people were killed in that massacre. the gunman was also killed. in september, the minneapolis sign company with the disgruntled employee. five people shot and killed there the wisconsin spa shooting in october, three people dead there plus the shooter. just this week that mall in clackamas, oregon. two dead plus the shooter. that was tuesday of this week. incidents where someone with firearms kills multiple people. these incidents happen a lot in the united states. and we know that. but in ezra's piece today, we see if you put these shootings in an international context, it is even m
to pressure the company to get out of the gun business. last night one very large investor, the california teachers pension fund did start to make a move in that direction. they said they were reviewing their investment in cerberus capital in light of friday's school shooting. that was late yesterday. and then at 1:00 a.m., at 1:00 a.m. eastern, cerberus announced it will be selling the freedom group, that big gun company it spent years building up. one part of the freedom group that cerberus is now selling is bushmaster, the company that manufactured the gun that connecticut authorities say was used to kill all of the children who died in friday's killings. again, that announcement from cerberus happen at 1:00 a.m. and that was the start of a whole day long worth of lots of other unexpected changes. apparently all precipitated by friday's shootings. the retail chain dick's sporting goods today suspended sales of modern sporting rifles, ar-15 style rifles at all of its stores nationwide. the company also stopped sales and display of all guns at the store that is located closest to the shoo
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